Probationers with mental health issues require intensive supervision and monitoring. The Mental Health Unit seeks to work intensively with those Probationers who exhibit acute symptoms or who have significant, chronic mental health problems that require long-term intervention.

A focus for the Officers of the unit is continuous coordination and monitoring with community-based mental health services to ensure that these probationers attend treatment, and stay connected to positive influences. While the goal is stabilization through a variety of therapeutic, educational, or vocational interventions, the issue of community safety is always paramount in the work performed by the Mental Health Unit. Thus the unit practices a balanced approach to supervising Probationers with mental illness. This approach is grounded in evidence-based practice.

The department also provides specialized mental health pre-sentence investigations that primarily service Westchester County’s Mental Health court, and other courts as needed. These investigations seek to gather pertinent background information concerning the defendant, to recommend the best sentence option to the court.

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or Text 988 or chat here – you will be directed to local resources
  • You can also learn more about 988 and have access to related national information by visiting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline website.
  • Crisis Prevention and Response Team: (914) 925-5959
  • NYS Substance Abuse HOPEline: (877) 8-HOPENY / Text 467369
  • Or, you can always call 911 in any emergency